US President Barack Obama has blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the United States. The decision ends more than seven years of politically charged debate over the controversial oil project.
The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The project had been blocked by former President Barack Obama over environmental concerns.
The company's chief executive has claimed the project will create "tens of thousands of well-paying jobs." But protesters have taken to the streets, demanding the project be scrapped over environmental concerns.
TransCanada has formally filed a $15 billion suit over US President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. The suit comes just before the North American leaders' Summit next week in Ottawa.
Washington has formally denied a TransCanada request to delay its decision over a controversial oil pipeline. The Obama administration has been under pressure to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
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